Barkingside manager Goldstone pleased to be creating chances

PUBLISHED: 11:00 22 November 2018

Romford director of football Alex Goldstone (left) with manager Paul Martin (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Romford director of football Alex Goldstone (left) with manager Paul Martin (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Barkingside boss Alex Goldstone was pleased with the amount of chances his side created during their 3-0 defeat to Redbridge.

A brace from Michael Ogboin and a goal from Larry Asare sealed the three points for the Motormen over Side at the Oakside Stadium on Tuesday evening.

Side are still yet to win a game in the Essex Senior League this season but the new boss Is pleased with the improvement he has seen in just two fixtures.

“Performance wise up until Redbridge scored their goal, we weren’t too dissimilar, and we created a lot of chances especially compared to Saturday’s game against Southend Manor,” Goldstone said.

“We didn’t create too much and they had two shots and scored two goals.”

“Tonight I’m very pleased with the chances that we created and on another night Nick gets two and Ernest gets one.

“Before they scored we could have got a few goals, we haven’t taken our chances, and they took their chances.”

The boss feels his side didn’t have luck on their side and revealed chairman Jimmy Flanagan told him that before he took the job on.

“I could hear Jimmy on the sidelines screaming we’ve got no luck and that’s what he tells me all the time.

“There have been instances where we haven’t got that luck, like that penalty shout, I thought it was a penalty but the referee thought otherwise.

“Once we get a point on the board I’m sure we’ll go from strength to strength after that.”

The Romford director of football also revealed he had to make last minute changes to the line-up and that he was hoping to have a few new faces in the team.

“I had to shuffle it around even at 5 o’clock tonight before the game, so it’s been difficult during the last few days.

“I’ve brought two players, one of them weren’t signed in time for tonight, and we’ve got another one going through.

“There is potentially another two or three that are going to be coming in.”

In his first match in charge they lost 2-0 to Southend Manor and he admits it hasn’t helped that they haven’t been able to train as a team yet.

“We’ve had two games together, but we’ve not even trained together yet, as Monday was called off due to the weather.

“With a game tonight, we didn’t want to get any injuries, but we picked up two in the match so we’ll have to look at new additions and maybe put in some seven dayers for some players around the league.”

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